I love it and all, but I am beginning to think I should have planned on needing more power.
I'm at 5,000 feet and suffer a 12% to 15% power loss here at altitude.
The SC is the same way. At sea level it pushes 9 lbs on the gauge, up here 7lbs.
I should have planned for altitude a bit more when building it.
I have the 285s and a Torsen T2 unit. Once in second, it rarely breaks loose. OK, traction is good. No wheel hop either.
The Watts Link is pretty amazing, night and day over the stock panhard thing.
The Eibachs have loosened somewhat the last 6K miles, making the ride much more bearable.
The car rides flat, whether cornering or accelerating, even braking. No more annoying hood up back down thing accelerating. Gosh I don't miss that.
I got the traction and handling correct in my build, but I need more horsepower, I can handle more horsepower.
It's that trap, ya know?
My MT82 quit whining for some odd reason and has really broken in nicely and holding up to the power. Go figure that one. My MT82 as new was awful, now it's pretty good. I switched out the stock fluid for a refill of the same.
The Centerforce Dual Disc clutch is a little noisy when the pedal is on the floor, sounds like a throw out bearing rattling, but it's the clutch, oh well, That said, the pedal effort is holding and it's no different in foot pressure than a stock clutch.
I love everything about my Mustang, but it's all really about the power, isn't it?
I need more, and apparently my appetite for it is insatiable.
But it isn't my fault, and again, it's all bout the horsepower at this point.
Maybe I cannot be happy until I breathe on the accelerator pedal and it spins the tires.
I'm hopeless, drowning in a vast sea of too little horsepower.
I really mean what I post here, sad huh.
2012 Shelby American Mustang GTS 580rwhp 485 ft/lbs Grabber Blue White Stripes
Ford Whipple, 5.0L, Tremec XL Magnum, MGW, Centerforce DYAD clutch, Boss 302 Torsen w/4:10s, 302R EPAS, Eibach Coil Overs, Fays 2 Watts Link, Dynotech DS, Shelby UCAs/LCAs, Wilwood brakes 6 piston 4 piston, Drake Bump Steer, heavy duty cooling, welded axle tubes, Interior Package, GT4 wheels, Borla Touring axlebacks, GT500 rear valence w/parking sensors, and airbag cover signed by Carroll Shelby.